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Atlas Earns Top Safety Pick Rating

The new VW Atlas, a behemoth in the full-size SUV market, was recently awarded the Top Safety Pick ranking from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). When equipped with forward collision warning and autonomous emergency braking, the new Atlas scored “Good” ratings in five test categories. “Volkswagen’s commitment to safety and driver assistance technology is unwavering. We take great responsibility to ensure our driver assistance technologies get smarter,” according to VW VP Hendrik Muth. “The Atlas is an example of our ongoing commitment to offering these features, and we are proud it has been recognized as an IIHS 2017 Top Safety Pick.” The new VW Atlas is in stock and ready to test drive today at Chapman Volkswagen Scottsdale.

Atlas Offers Post Collision Braking

Based on the premise that a collision is a series of ongoing events and not a single blow, VW offers automatic post-collision braking on all trim levels of the new Atlas. The system detects a primary collision and then automatically applies the brakes, reducing the chance of further damage. The VW Atlas also offers other automatic driver assistance systems, including lane departure warning, front and rear park distance control, adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring and parking steering assistant. An overhead view camera provides a 360-degree view around your vehicle, lessening the chance you’ll run over any hidden obstacles.

Personalize Your Information Display

The Atlas offers the 12.3 inch VW Digital Cockpit, which personalizes important vehicle information for a wide variety of settings. You can store four different profiles in memory, so it always displays your selected information at the touch of a button. Choose the wide map navigation option and your route and destination are displayed widely in your field of view, allowing you to stay focused on the road while you concentrate on not getting lost. The VW color touchscreen sound system puts all your audio controls and communication needs at a touch of the finger away. Connect it to your smartphone to stream your favorite music or podcasts, or take advantage of a free three-month SiriusXM satellite radio connection for a world of entertainment.

Choice of Two Engines

Right now, the only choice for the VW Atlas is a powerful 276 horsepower V6 that offers 5,000 pounds of towing capacity while still earning 25 mpg on the highway. A 2.0L turbocharged engine is coming later this year, with a little less horsepower but greater efficiency. Test drive the new VW Atlas today when you visit Chapman Volkswagen Scottsdale.

Volkswagen Sales on the Rise

Buoyed by the release of the new full-size Atlas and compact Tiguan SUVs, Volkswagen enjoyed a 4 percent increase in June sales from the previous year. The company sold 512,700 vehicles worldwide in June, with especially strong sales in the USA, China and South America. “The Volkswagen brand saw worldwide deliveries increase in June as well as overall for the first half of the year and recorded strong growth in China and other key regions,” according to Jurgen Stackmann, VW board member. “In the USA, the Atlas got off to a successful start in the first two months of sales and helped the brand outpace market growth.” See the new Atlas, redesigned Tiguan and the entire VW lineup at Chapman Volkswagen in Scottsdale.

New Tiguan an Affordable Compact SUV with Plenty of Room

The VW Tiguan has been completely redesigned for 2018, offering more room and four different trim packages to entice a wide variety of buyers. Starting at just $25,345 for the S model, the Tiguan comes with front wheel drive and a peppy turbocharged 2.0L TSI motor. For about $1,300 more, you can get the patented VW 4Motion all-wheel drive system that turns this daily commuter into a capable off-road machine. The SE model adds an upgraded infotainment system, keyless access with push-button start and dual zone climate control to the equation. This is also where you start to get the advanced VW driver assistance safety features, including forward collision warning and blind spot monitoring. You get even more driver assistance technology with the SEL trim package, as well as navigation, a power lift gate, sunroof and remote start. The SEL Premium is the top of the line and includes adaptive headlights, rain-sensing wipers, leather seats and a whole host of other sophisticated features.

Atlas Has the Size Your Family Needs

The 2018 VW Atlas delivers the size and sophistication large families desire to solve all their daily transportation needs. With five different trim levels and two engine choices, the Atlas lineup is designed to appeal to a wide variety of consumers who need both room and power. Available with an efficient 2.0L engine, the Atlas TSI S has LED headlights and daytime running lights, a rearview camera and a 6.5-inch color touchscreen to control your infotainment and communication requirements. The Atlas S Launch package comes with a larger 3.6L V6 engine with your choice of front-wheel or all-wheel drive. It also comes with a standard panoramic sunroof, garage door opener, lighting in the footwells and a larger 8.0-inch touchscreen. The Atlas SE offers a more comprehensive list of sophisticated features, including heated door mirrors, rain-sensing windshield wipers, keyless access and a 10-way power driver seat. Choose the Atlas SE with Technology and you receive a whole host of driver assistance safety features, 3-zone climate control and power liftgate. The Atlas SEL and SEL Premium trim levels round out the offerings with features like memory controls for the power seats, factory-installed tow hitch and the VW Digital Cockpit that allows drivers to personalize how they receive important vehicle information. Stop by Chapman Volkswagen in Scottsdale today to inspect the new Tiguan and Atlas and take each for a comparative test drive.

VW Model Year End Sale Ends Soon

Swing by Chapman Volkswagen in Scottsdale by July 31st to take advantage of the tremendous financing and cash back offers during the VW model year end closeout. Significant monthly savings are available on the popular Jetta, Passat, CC, Beetle, and Golf. Even the new Tiguan and Atlas come with amazingly affordable monthly payments.

How’s $129 a Month Sound?

If you think you can’t afford a new Volkswagen, think again. Highly qualified lessees can drive away in a 2017 Jetta S for just $129 a month on a 36-month lease during the model year end sale. The Jetta is a popular sedan that not only achieves a rating of 40 mpg on the highway, but also comes with a ton of fun technology to make your drive more pleasant and efficient. With available features such as a color multi-function trip computer, Fender Premium Audio System and an entire suite of driver assistance safety features, the Jetta is a bargain that delivers cutting-edge innovations for the modern driver.

Golf Family at Special Pricing

The VW Golf lineup is one of the most consistently highly-reviewed group of vehicles in the automotive industry. From the basic Golf hatchback to the sporty GTI and versatile SportWagen and Alltrack, the Golf delivers both a “fun-to-drive” experience with supreme handling and efficiency. Now through July 31st, qualified lessees can lease the Golf SportWagen for just $219 a month for 36 months. The sport GTI comes in a little higher due to the increased performance, but is still just a hair over $300 a month on a 36-month lease. The base Golf hatchback delivers a fun drive with the ability to zip in and out of urban traffic. Through the end of the month qualified lessees can drive the Golf Hatchback away for just $209 a month on a 36-month lease. The Golf Alltrack S with 4Motion all-wheel drive is also available for a special lease rate of just $269 a month for 36 months.

Tiguan, Atlas Extremely Affordable

With the rollout of a new version for 2018, the 2017 VW Tiguan needs to clear the decks of its remaining inventory. For a limited time, the S model is on a special lease deal of $229 a month for 36 months for qualified customers. Choose a Tiguan S with 4Motion all-wheel drive and the price only goes up to $249 a month. If you need a bit more room, the full-size VW Atlas SUV Launch Edition is offered at a $329 a month lease rate for 36 months. Qualified customers can also buy the Atlas outright with a special financing rate of 1.9 percent for 60 months. Take some time to visit Chapman Volkswagen in Scottsdale today and take advantage of these outstanding deals.

VW Takes Aim at Compact SUV Market

With a longer wheelbase that creates more interior space for both cargo and people, the 2018 VW Tiguan is painting a bullseye on the American compact SUV market. One of the main complaints of the compact SUVs is that they are, well, small. Although they technically will hold four to five adults, riding in the back seat sometimes requires the ability of a contortionist to adapt to the space. The new VW Tiguan is almost 11 inches longer than the previous version, creating more leg room and giving the ability for adults to enter and exit the rear seating area without folding themselves in half. See the new Tiguan for yourself when it comes to Chapman Volkswagen later this summer.

Evolution of Timeless Design Delivers Refined Appearance

The first thing you’re sure to like about the new VW Tiguan is the sophisticated appearance that shows off modern lines and a sculptured, muscular look. The use of a new platform allows for a lower and wider stance, creating both a dynamic driving experience due to the low center of gravity and a design that turns heads. All the trim packages include LED running lights, LED taillights and fog lights that illuminate the way around corners. Heated exterior mirrors include turn signal indicators. Both the S and SE trim package come with 17-inch wheels. When you step up to the SEL model you get 18-inch wheels, while the SEL Premium and R-Line packages come with 19-inch wheels.

Versatile Seating Sets Tiguan Apart

Slide into the driver’s seat of the new VW Tiguan and you’ll be impressed by the thoughtful layout of all the controls. Everything’s within an easy reach, allowing you to focus on the road rather than look at how to turn the volume up on the radio. All the front wheel drive Tiguan models have three rows of seats. The second row is the result of some clever engineering that allows it to recline, slide forwards and backwards, fold completely down or split 40/20/40. This not only makes entering the third row easier, but makes for quick configuration when hauling large or awkward items.

MBII Infotainment System Offers Tons of Features

VW’s MBII infotainment system offers the most comprehensive grouping of features available from any automaker. It comes standard in every VW Tiguan with a number of different multimedia interfaces, Bluetooth connectivity and a rearview camera. From the SE model on up, buyers will receive a glass 8-inch touchscreen with at least two USB ports, a JPG viewer and SiriusXM subscription that’s free for three months. Choose the SEL Premium package and you’ll get a premium Fender audio system that delivers 480 watts through a 12-channel amplifier.

Comes with 6-year Warranty

One of the best features of the new VW Tiguan, and the item that shows the company’s confidence in this new product, is a 6-year, 72,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty. That’s three more years and double the miles of coverage from most competitors. Stay in touch with Chapman Volkswagen to see when the new Tiguan will be available for a test drive.

New Tiguan Features Powerful 2.0L Engine

Utilizing new technology that delivers better performance and efficiency, the four-cylinder EA888 engine that powers the new 2018 Tiguan is truly a modern marvel. As VW continues to decrease the size of their engines without sacrificing power, drivers can expect greater fuel mileage and longer engine life. VW engineers concentrated on creating a new combustion cycle that works best in the range of driving most often used by consumers. By closing the intake valves much earlier than normal, the new engine creates a longer combustion cycle and a more efficient fuel/air mix. The result is a 200-horsepower engine that has plenty of torque and still delivers 24 mpg on the highway.

Choose From Four Models

When the 2018 VW Tiguan arrives at Chapman Volkswagen, you’ll have four different models from which to choose. The Tiguan S front-wheel drive model starts at just a tick more than $25,000, and includes alloy wheels, LED running lights, halogen headlamps and LED taillights. You’ll also get a rearview camera, heated side mirrors and a 6.5-inch color touchscreen infotainment center. Step up to the SE and you get a larger touchscreen with voice control and three additional USB ports, keyless access, push-button start, dual zone climate control, leatherette seating surfaces and a suite of driver assistance features. The SEL adds even more goodies to the package, with 18-inch alloy wheels, navigation, remote start, power lift gate and panoramic sunroof. The SEL Premium is the top-of-the line, adding features such as 19-inch wheels, LED headlights with adaptive lighting (it goes around corners), rain sensing windshield wipers, leather seats and a heated steering wheel. All models come with your choice of front-wheel or 4Motion all-wheel drive.

Industry’s Best Warranty

The VW Tiguan offers a six-year/72,000-mile bumper-to-bumper limited warranty, the best in the automotive industry. While other companies leave you on your own for repairs after 36 months, the VW Tiguan major and minor components are covered for another three full years. With the cost of repairs skyrocketing due to the complex technology of today’s automobiles, that can mean thousands of dollars saved over the life of the vehicle.

Custom Packages Available

When you look over the new Tiguan inventory at Chapman Volkswagen, make sure and ask about all the different custom packages available. Third-row seating is standard on all the front-wheel drive models, but is an option on the 4Motion all-wheel drive units. You can add Driver Assistance features such as forward collision warning and pedestrian monitoring to the S trim package for just $850. A panoramic sunroof is an available option on the SE trim for $1,200. If you desire a more sporty look and parking assistance, make sure and inquire about the R-Line package, which is an option on the SEL and SEL Premium models.

KBB Puts Jetta on Coolest Cars List

Sometimes to feel cool is to be cool, and you’re bound to be one of the coolest cats on the block when you come home in your new 2017 Volkswagen Jetta. The Jetta made the Kelley Blue Book list of “10 Coolest Cars Under $18,000,” proving that you don’t have to spend a lot of dough to make a statement. Scoring high in both the fun and looks department, the VW Jetta is ready for a test drive today at Chapman Volkswagen Scottsdale. Hurry in to take advantage of Memorial Day specials that let you lease a Jetta for as little as $119 a month.

Jetta is VW’s ‘Heart and Soul’

“Volkswagen is honored to receive this award from Kelley Blue Book,” said VW Senior VP Hendrik Muth. “The Jetta represents the heart and soul of Volkswagen, with its sporty driving dynamics and high-quality workmanship.” Jetta remains the best-selling Volkswagen in America, with an affordable price and tons of standard equipment in a simplified lineup. With technology such as a premium color multi-function trip computer, a slew of driver assistance safety features and and infotainment system that features VW Car-Net to both guide and inform you and your passengers, the 2017 VW Jetta sets a high bar for German engineering.

Pick Your Performance

The VW Jetta offers three different engines that deliver a variety of horsepower and gas mileage, but all three have a heaping helping of “fun” that put the Jetta on the coolest cars list. Chose the standard 1.4L turbo and you get 150 horsepower, 184 pound-feet of torque and a hybrid-like 40 mpg on the highway. Move up just a bit to the 1.8L turbo and the highway mileage drops a smidge to 35, but the horsepower increases to 170. The 2.0L turbocharged engine is the largest option, producing 210 horsepower and a remarkable 33 mpg on the highway.

Safety at the Heart of the New Jetta

With the best possible five-star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Top Safety Pick honors from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the VW Jetta is one of the safest choices to transport all your precious cargo. A German-engineered safety cage features front and rear crumple zones to direct the energy away from the passengers in the event of a crash. A liberal use of high-strength steel helps enhance the vehicle’s sturdiness, which also improves handling. The VW Jetta comes in five different trim levels, starting with the S at just $17,895. Check out the entire inventory and take a test drive today at Chapman Volkswagen Scottsdale.

Manual Transmission VWs Have Many Benefits

If you’re of a certain age, you remember that it was a big deal when your father (or mother) taught you how to drive a stick. The ability to deftly move between three different pedals and smoothly transition from one gear to another was a real rite of passage into adulthood. According to government data, the day of the stick shift is quickly becoming a thing of the past. Just 3.1 percent of all new vehicles delivered in the U.S. had a true manual gear shifter last year. Volkswagen is attempting to reverse that trend and bring the excitement back to driving with vehicles such as the 2017 VW Golf Alltrack.

Now in Stock at Chapman

Now in stock at Chapman Volkswagen Scottsdale, the VW Golf Alltrack comes with all-wheel drive and a six-speed manual transmission. Aside from the manual transmission’s ability to repel car theft, there are other reasons to drive a stick according to Megan Garbis, VW Golf product manager for the U.S. The manual shifter “gives you a strong connection with the road and the vehicle,” Garbis noted. “A lot of our owners care about driving, and coming out of a Jetta or other Golf, we sant to give them as much as possible without compromise.”

You Can Get an Automatic

Of course, for those who are so inclined to let the car do the brunt of the work, the Alltrack comes with the option of a six-speed automatic transmission with Sport mode. Whether you choose an automatic or manual, strongly consider the $845 Driver Assistance package that includes forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, autonomous emergency braking with front assist, and park distance control. The Golf Alltrack comes in three different trim levels starting at a suggested retail price of just $25,850. All include the patented VW 4MOTION all-wheel drive system that transfers torque from the front to rear axle as needed. Features like a panoramic sunroof, keyless access, navigation and leatherette seating surfaces are available as you move up the ladder in price.

4MOTION Won’t Leave You High and Dry

Along with increased ground clearance, the VW Golf Alltrack comes with the innovative 4MOTION all-wheel drive system that automatically adapts to changing road – or trail – conditions. You won’t be shy about taking this juggernaut off-road, as the all-wheel drive system works in conjunction with an electronic differential lock to make sure you can conquer the beaten path or power through a bout with inclement weather. The 1.8L TSI turbocharged engine provides plenty of power, along with earning a highway rating of 32 mpg from the EPA. For a fun, stylish off-road vehicle that doubles as the perfect commuter, check out the 2017 VW Golf Alltrack today at Chapman Volkswagen Scottsdale.

Traffic flow optimization, or the ability to move bunches of people through crowded urban areas in a fast and efficient manner, is one of the main challenges to personal mobility in the upcoming years. Anyone who has sat in a Los Angeles or Washington, D.C. rush hour can attest to the problem, which is one of the reasons Volkswagen is teaming up with D-Wave, a quantum computing company, to develop ways the smart cars of the future can improve traffic flow.

No city has a larger traffic problem than Beijing, China, which is the first research project VW and D-Wave are collaborating on. Scientists and auto engineers are working on an algorithm that will improve the travel time of taxis in the city. By focusing on how a specific resource, such as money, energy or time, can be best used, the quantum computers are the best means to develop the maximum optimization. “We are doing digital pioneering work. Quantum computing technology can bring tremendous progress to Volkswagen with respect to all the key IT topics of the future,” according to VW CIO Dr. Martin Hoffman. “This shows that there is no other company where IT is now as exciting as it is at Volkswagen.” The current inventory of VWs at Chapman Volkswagen Scottsdale has plenty of examples of groundbreaking technology, from the driver assistance features that help avoid collisions to VW’s innovative UConnect infotainment system.

VW expects the future of autonomous driving to hinge on the success of working with quantum computers. The technology derived from today’s experiments will also go a long way toward building factories of the future, with robotics, smart machine learning and intelligent mobility solutions. Expect the VWs of tomorrow to communicate with other cars on the road, decreasing the chances for collisions while increasing traffic flow.

“The goal of our cooperation with Volkswagen is to apply our quantum computing technology to Volkswagen’s real-world computing challenges and make a positive impact on their business,” said D-Wave president Robert Ewald. “This project is a great example of how computing in the future will be done, with talented people looking at new ways to solve old problems, and combining traditional computers to deliver an improved solution.”

Using App Connect with your smartphone is a prime example of how modern technology improves transportation. As debuted at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this year, the use of a new Volkswagen specific user ID creates an entirely new ownership experience. Take some time to inspect the inventory and talk about technology when you visit with the pros at Chapman Volkswagen Scottsdale.

VW Announces Pricing of New Atlas SUV

Coming to Chapman VW in May

The new VW Atlas full-size SUV will be priced starting at just $30,500 when it arrives at Chapman Volkswagen Scottsdale in May. With seating for seven, the new Atlas comes with the option of a four-cylinder turbocharged 2.0L or 3.6L V6 engine. Volkswagen offers the new Atlas in six different trim levels with a number of option packages designed for every taste.

Atlas S Comes Loaded With Features

The base Atlas S may be the lowest price model in the lineup, but it’s packed with standard features such as 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights and daytime running lights, touchscreen infotainment system, cruise control and a rearview camera. The four-cylinder engine is standard in the Atlas S, but a V6 all-wheel drive models is also available. The Atlas S will be available later this fall. The Atlas S Launch model will be the first delivered. It comes with the previously-mentioned features as well as a panoramic sunroof, larger touchscreen and garage door opener.

SE Adds to the Feature List

Move up to the Atlas SE and you’ll receive heated door mirrors, windshield wipers that automatically turn on in the rain, automatic headlights and blind spot monitoring. The Atlas SE also has keyless entry with push-button start, leatherette seats with heated front seats, a power driver seat and additional USB ports. Choose the VW Atlas SE with Technology trim package and you get everything already mentioned along with a whole slew of driver assistance safety features. Three-zone climate control and an auto-dimming mirror sweetens the package.

SEL adds Power Liftgate

For easy loading of groceries and other cargo, choose the Atlas SEL. It comes with a power easy open liftgate, power passenger seat and memory function for the mirrors and driver’s seat. The SEL Premium model only comes with VW’s patented 4Motion all-wheel drive system. The Premium package includes the VW digital cockpit, 20-inch alloy wheels, LED tailights, power door mirrors, leather and heated front and rear seats. A 360-degree camera, parking assit and a 12-channel, 12-speaker stereo system are also included in the SEL Premium model.

Option packages include swapping out the second-row seat for a couple of captain’s chairs. The performance R-Line model will be available on SE and SEL models. Black alloy wheels are expected to be a popular option on the SEL and SEL Premium Atlas. Compare all the different Atlas models and take a test drive when they arrive at Chapman Volkswagen Scottsdale.

Get Ready for the Big Screen

When the new super-size VW Atlas SUV shows up on the Chapman Volkswagen showroom floor later this year, it will have the option of a huge Digital Cockpit that drivers can personalize for different situations. The 12.3-inch VW Digital Cockpit features a high def display utilizing a thin film transistor display to let you view larger versions of navigation maps, safety feature controls and other vehicle information. Just press the start button on the new Atlas equipped with the digital cockpit and you’ll receive a warm welcome by name before activating your preferred settings from memory.

Configure Speedometer and Tach for More Info

It just takes the press of a button to configure the new VW Digital Cockpit so both the speedometer and tachometer show an inner dial, where you can get navigation information, range until empty, fuel economy and more driver assistance information. The VW Digital Cockpit comes with the ability to integrate with smartphones so all your contact information and recent calls will show up in your eyesight. Simply scroll down and you can make a call without being distracted from the task at hand.

Off-road View Great for Taking Trails

The new VW Atlas, when equipped with the VW Digital Cockpit, can even show the angle of your front wheels. This comes in handy when trying to traverse some of Arizona’s toughest trails. The Digital Cockpit will also show your compass direction and a built-in altimeter tells you how high up in the clouds you and your Atlas are going. The Digital Cockpit utilizes an ultra-sharp display to make information easy to see at night or when you’re traveling through a cloud of dust, as in an off-road club tour.

Pedestrian Monitoring Helps Avoid Collisions

Choose the VW Atlas equipped with Pedestrian Monitoring and an alert will show up in your VW Digital Cockpit if someone is stepping into the road ahead of you. An alert displays brightly in your line of sight, letting you keep your eyes on the road while still tending to the emergency at hand. If you get in a mood where  you prefer more of a classic look to your gauge setup, simply select “Classic View” and your Digital Cockpit reverts to a full size speedometer and tachometer. Be among the first to see the new VW Atlas and Digital Cockpit when the fullsize SUV comes to Chapman Volkswagen later this year.